JLPT N5 Grammar (deshou)


I think; it seems; probably; right?

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)でしょう
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Learn Japanese grammar: (deshou). Meaning: I think; it seems; probably; right?

Although there are many different meanings, which may seem confusing, it is usually easy to understand from context.

Some important notes:

  • Can be shortened to just (desho), but the meaning is the same.
  • (deshou) is the more polite version of

Example A)

ashita wa ame ga furu deshou.

It will probably rain tomorrow.

I think it will rain tomorrow.

Example B)

sensei wa mamonaku kuru deshou.

Sensei (the teacher) will probably come soon.

Used with questions

Example C) showing speculation

sore wa nan deshou?

I wonder what that is..

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

ano hito wa dare deshou?
I wonder who that person is..
Example #2

ii deshou.
That sounds/seems good.
Example #3

kono mondai wa kantan deshou?
This problem is easy, right?
Example #4

kare wa mou sugu kuru deshou.
He should be here any second.
Example #5

ganbareba, ii daigaku ni ikeru deshou.
If you work hard, you should be able to get into a good university.
Example #6

kyou no shiai de wa, A chiimu ga katsu deshou.
In today's match, surely team A will win.
Example #7

kono mondai wa, ashita no shiken ni deru deshou ka.
Will this question be on tomorrow's test?

Vocabulary List

雨が降るあめがふるto rain
来るくるto come
あの人あのひとthat person

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